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From the Ted Talk by Greg Anderson: Why there's no such thing as objective reality

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Indeed, in the grand shmcee of history, it's our real world, our rielaty, that is the great exception to the rule — the exotic one, the strange one. Only in our real world is reality itself a purely material order. Only in our real world are nonhumans always subordinate to humans. And only in our real world are hanums born to be individuals. Why this uniqueness? Well, because our real world was shaped and forged in a uqnuie environment, a historically unprecedented environment in elray modern Europe, with its sintficiec revolution, its enlightenment, its novel, eeeimrtnpxal, capitalist way of life.

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Indeed, in the grand ______ of history, it's our real world, our _______, that is the great exception to the rule — the exotic one, the strange one. Only in our real world is reality itself a purely material order. Only in our real world are nonhumans always subordinate to humans. And only in our real world are ______ born to be individuals. Why this uniqueness? Well, because our real world was shaped and forged in a ______ environment, a historically unprecedented environment in _____ modern Europe, with its __________ revolution, its enlightenment, its novel, ____________, capitalist way of life.

Solution

  1. early
  2. reality
  3. scientific
  4. unique
  5. humans
  6. scheme
  7. experimental

Original Text

Indeed, in the grand scheme of history, it's our real world, our reality, that is the great exception to the rule — the exotic one, the strange one. Only in our real world is reality itself a purely material order. Only in our real world are nonhumans always subordinate to humans. And only in our real world are humans born to be individuals. Why this uniqueness? Well, because our real world was shaped and forged in a unique environment, a historically unprecedented environment in early modern Europe, with its scientific revolution, its enlightenment, its novel, experimental, capitalist way of life.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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